Bill Fagerbakke (Actor) - Coach
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Updated: 8/21/23

Name: Bill Fagerbakke

Birth Name: William Mark Fagerbakke

Born: October 4, 1957 in Fontana, California, USA

Claim To Fame: Bill Fagerbakke is an American actor best known for providing the voice of Patrick Star in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and he played Michael "Dauber" Dybinski on the sitcom Coach.

Family Life: Fagerbakke married actress Catherine McClenahan in 1989, together they have two daughters. In 2012, he filed for legal separation from McClenahan.

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Info: His last name is pronounced "fah-gir-bah-key".

Moved to Rupert, Idaho, as a youth.

In 1975, he graduated from Minico High School in Rupert, where he was a three-sport athlete for the Spartans in football, basketball, and track.

Although he had multiple scholarship offers for college football, he decided to stay in state and attended the University of Idaho.

In 1977, a knee injury in spring drills ended Fagerbakke's athletic career, which turned his focus to theater.

He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and earned his bachelor's degree in 1981, a result of "two years of football and four years of school."

He later attended graduate school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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Trivia: Was born on the day Sputnik-1 launched into orbit.

Fagerbakke's first theatrical role was in a college production of Godspell.

Fagerbakke has appeared on television in roles such as assistant coach "Dauber" Dybinski on Coach.

Dauber was based on a former assistant coach at Idaho, a graduate assistant nicknamed "Tuna."

He had a role as the mentally disabled Tom Cullen in the 1994 mini-series Stephen King's The Stand.

Since 1999, he has provided the voice of Patrick Star for the Nicktoon SpongeBob SquarePants.

He also played the role of Marvin Eriksen Sr. in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

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Where Are They Now: Fagerbakke is not only simultaneously providing his recognizable voice for SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show, and Kamp Koral, he's currently filming Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie.


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